WASHINGTON – Sara
Margalit Aviel was confirmed by the United States Senate yesterday to serve as
the Alternate Executive Director to the International Bank for Reconstruction
and Development (the World Bank). In this capacity, Aviel will work with
the Executive Director to represent the United States on the Board of
Directors, which makes decisions about loan and investment proposals, reviews
the policy issues that guide the general operations of the Bank, and provides
broad oversight of, and guidance to, the Bank’s senior management.
el has served as Director of
International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council and the
National Economic Council since 2011. She has also served as a Senior Advisor to Treasury Secretary Tim
“I have seen firsthand the depth
of Sara’s personal dedication and drive in all she does. Sara’s rich experience
in international development issues will be a valuable asset to the United
States and the World Bank in this new role,” said Secretary Geithner.
Prior to joining Treasury, Aviel
served on the leadership team of Root Capital, a social investment fund.
Aviel previously spent time at Mercy Corps, CARE Afghanistan, and as a lecturer
at Yale University.
viel received a B.A. and M.A.
in Political Science from Yale University and a Master’s in Business
Administration from the Yale School of Management.